Webb, James G.
Born: 1792-02-03 Kentucky
Died: 1844-03-12 Loami, Illinois
Flourished: Sangamon County, Illinois
During the War of 1812, Webb enlisted in the army, seeing action at the battles of Tippecanoe and River Raisin, becoming a prisoner of war during the American defeat in the latter engagement. After his release and the war's end, he returned to his native state, married Elizabeth Petty, and took up farming. James and Elizabeth Webb had two sons while in Kentucky, and in 1826, the family moved to Sangamon County, Illinois. The Webbs had five additional children while living in Sangamon County. Webb established an 160-acre farm in Loami Township. In 1829, he sold his farm and moved to Buffalo Hart Grove, but in 1831, he re-purchased his original farm and moved back to Loami. In 1837, Webb retained Stuart & Lincoln in an action of debt to recover the penalty on an appeal bond. In 1838, Webb was the defendant in Klein v. Webb, where Joseph Klein retained Stuart & Lincoln in an action of assumpsit to collect a debt on a promissory note Webb gave to Klein.
Gravestone, Oak Grove Cemetery, Loami, IL; John Carroll Power and S. A. Power, History of the Early Settlers of Sangamon County, Illinois (Springfield, IL: Edwin A. Wilson, 1876), 758-59; Past and Present of the City of Springfield and Sangamon County Illinois (Chicago: S. J. Clarke, 1904), 1:620; Webb v. Watson, Martha L. Benner and Cullom Davis et al., eds., The Law Practice of Abraham Lincoln: Complete Documentary Edition, 2d edition (Springfield: Illinois Historic Preservation Agency, 2009), http://www.lawpracticeofabrahamlincoln.org/Details.aspx?case=140729; Klein v. Webb, Martha L. Benner and Cullom Davis et al., eds., The Law Practice of Abraham Lincoln: Complete Documentary Edition, http://www.lawpracticeofabrahamlincoln.org/Details.aspx?case=139526.